Thursday, December 9

tougher copyright laws for australia

the age is reporting that as of last night, parliament has passed new copyright laws as a result of the FTA with america. they enable people other than copyright holders to force isp's to take down material allegedly infringing copyright. i'm not entirely sure what that means: if you simply alledge that the material on someone's website infringes your copyright, you can force an isp to take it down? without any proof? that strikes me as very unfair.

the changes to the law also extend the term of copyright 20 years, to 70.



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